September 23, 1930 - October 30, 2013 Marilyn Hubbard Roberts, a long time resident of San Marino, passed away peacefully in her home in the early morning of October 30th surrounded by family. She led a busy life filled with family, friends, travel, genealogy and community involvement. On one of her most recent trips, Marilyn and her husband, Jud, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Africa with all of their children and grandchildren. If you ever ran into Marilyn around town, you have heard about her and Jud's trips to far and exotic destinations. This desire to experience new places led Jud to believe she was chairwoman of "The Trip of the Month Club." A dedicated family historian, Marilyn published a biography, A Journalist's Journey, which explores the life work of her father, Harold Hubbard, one of the longest working journalists in the country. For those who knew Marilyn, she was affectionately known as the "Iron Lady" for her strong will and competitive nature. Throughout different stages of her life, she was an active swimmer, tennis player, cyclist, skier and golfer. Marilyn enjoyed her involvement and commitment to various philanthropic organizations in her respective communities. She and Jud supported Kidspace, The Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and many other foundations. She is survived by her husband, Jud Roberts, and their four children: Clark Roberts, his wife, Donna, and their two children of Coleville, CA; Brad Roberts, his wife, Caroline, and their two children of White Salmon, WA; Cindy Albrecht, her husband, Richard, and their three children of Park City, UT; and Jeff Roberts of Bali, Indonesia. Marilyn also leaves behind a sister, Beverly Neu of San Marino, CA and her children: Jennifer Higginbotham of Pasadena, CA and Eric Neu of South Pasadena, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF), which will disperse the contributions to charities that Marilyn has supported in the past. Please make checks payable to Pasadena Community Foundation and mail to: Pasadena Community Foundation at 260 S. Los Robles Avenue Ste 119, Pasadena, CA 91101. Credit card and gift payments may be made through PCF's website at www.pasadenacf.org. Please indicate Marilyn Roberts under purpose.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 10, 2013